Important information for 2016 Graduation Ceremonies

The 2016 Undergraduate and Postgraduate Degree Conferment ceremonies will be held in a bespoke marquee in the grounds of Guildford Cathedral – an iconic spot in central Guildford.

The Cathedral, where we traditionally hold our Graduation Ceremonies, is undergoing vital renovation works from September 2015 until April 2017. Whilst the Cathedral will remain open, the works unfortunately mean that the capacity is reduced and we are unable to hold the ceremonies inside.

When we heard the news of the Cathedral works, we explored several other venues, both on and off the University Campus. Having seen the impressive plans for the marquee, the University felt that keeping the Graduation ceremonies very much at the heart of the University of Surrey was the best option.

The marquee, which has a stunning backdrop of the Cathedral through glass walls, will provide a unique setting for this special day of celebration. The Cathedral will also be open to all Graduands and their guests for photographs before and after the ceremonies.

As with previous years, all Graduands and their guests will be invited to a garden-party style celebration on Stag Hill Campus, a short walk from the Cathedral, to enjoy refreshments.

Postgraduate Degree Ceremonies 2016

Thursday 7 April

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences

Friday 8 April

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Undergraduate Degree Ceremonies 2016

Tuesday 12 July

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Wednesday 13 July

Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences

Thursday 14 July and Friday 15 July

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences


Future postgraduate degree ceremony dates

5, 6 and 7 April 2017 (provisional)

11, 12 and 13 April 2018 (provisional)

Future undergraduate degree ceremony dates

11, 12, 13 and 14 July 2017 (provisional)

10, 11, 12 and 13 July 2018 (provisional)


July 2015

Photographs taken both in the Cathedral and marquee during graduation week (14 to 17 July 2015) are available to view and purchase by clicking on the link below: